Community-Based Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding

October 17 - November 2, 2018 Application deadline: April 30, 2018


This program is for community leaders passionate about building cultures of peace. Participants will learn to create safe, inclusive spaces and engage in a range of activities to build their skills in non-violent communication and conflict resolution. Participants will learn about mediations skills and how to design programs for conflict transformation and peacebuilding and contribute to networks for conflict resolution, reconciliation and peacebuilding.

Personal benefits

  • Understand theories and practices of community-based conflict transformation and peacebuilding;
  • Recognize gender dynamics in peace building approaches;
  • Build skills to analyze root causes of conflicts, influence public policy, negotiate and mediate, and design and deliver conflict transformation and peacebuilding educational programs;
  • Gain knowledge about non-violent techniques for transforming intra-community and organizational conflicts;
  • Develop values and attitudes that nurture a culture of peace and non-violence.

Organizational benefits

  • Acquire understanding of participatory approaches to conflict transformation and peacebuilding;
  • Formulate strategies to manage and transform conflicts within one’s operating environment;
  • Gain the ability to contribute to global networks for conflict resolution, reconciliation and peacebuilding.

Who should take the program?

This certificate is ideal for mid-to senior-level staff in community-based organizations, NGOs, government departments, universities, and international organizations who want to work collaboratively to transform conflicts and create an enabling environment for peace and development. Those working directly on-the-ground in conflict situations, and those designing programs to prevent tensions from escalating in situations of conflict and confrontation, will benefit from this course. Those working specifically within the field of gender-based and lateral-based violence will also benefit from this course.

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